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JULAN LYNCH

CFL 2018 GREY CUP CHAMPION

CALGARY STAMPEDER #85

U OF S HUSKIES FOOTBALL PLAYER

CFL 2017 1ST ROUND PICK 

I began training with IGNITE ATHLETICS mid-December of 2016 in preparation for the 2017 CFL regional combine in March. Joel Lipinski was the primary trainer for myself and three of my Huskie teammates. Joel helped us to set goals that we wished to achieve during the limited window that we had to prepare for the combine. Then he helped to guide us through our training to ensure that we stayed on track with our goals. The IGNITE ATHLETICS team taught me the importance of not only working hard, but also working smart in order to prevent injuries and to prepare myself for the CFL. The workouts were tailored to my needs and the trainers were by my side making sure that each movement was performed safely and precisely. The IGNITE ATHLETICS team taught me to aim to get better with each rep I took, to avoid developing bad habits and bad form. Joel also created a personalized meal plan that allowed me to reach and maintain my desired body weight.  The IGNITE ATHLETICS staff demonstrates training knowledge and passion for their job that exceeds any other gym that I have participated in. It is obvious that they love what they do and that they are striving to be lifelong learners within their craft. IGNITE ATHLETICS opened up a new world of training for me and the three months I spent there before the CFL combine allowed me to pursue my goals. I would not hesitate to train with them in the future and I would highly recommend them to other players. #ignitefamily

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MACKENZI KLEITER

U OF S HUSKIES TRACK AND FIELD

I just completed my fourth year on the Huskies Track and Field Team and I have been training with IGNITE ATHLETICS  for the past three years. IGNITE ATHLETICS provide me with very detailed weight programs that not only make me stronger, but faster as well. Let me tell you something, their weight programs really work!! Last season I finished 4th at the Canada West Championships while also achieving a personal best at every single meet throughout the season. I cannot wait to see what is in store for me next season and the future as well. The trainers at IGNITE ATHLETICS understand the importance of creating individual programs not only for each athlete, but each sport as well. The atmosphere at IGNITE ATHLETICS is like no other facility; it is pumped up, upbeat and makes me want to work harder every time I train. I cannot thank the trainers at IGNITE ATHLETICS enough for all they have done in supporting me as an athlete. I’m proud to be part of the IGNITE family. #ignitefamily

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JORGEN HUS

SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS #46

3 YEAR CFL VETERAN

U OF R RAMS FOOTBALL ALUMNI

In my first two years with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Football, I had only 8 special team tackles my first year and 9 in the following year.  I knew if I wanted to advance my football career, I would have to make some drastic changes.  In 2012, my third and final CIS season, I started weight training with Joel and running with Dave. The combination of speed and strength Joel and Dave offered me resulted in 27 special team tackles in my last year.  There is no doubt my results were a direct result of the biomechanics, speed, breakdown improvements that Joel and Dave provide me with. After my final season, Jordan  joined the team, bringing extensive power movement knowledge and programming skills.This was also the year that IGNITE finally had a place to call home. The combined knowledge and experience of these three; Jordan, Joel, and Dave made for a very exciting and dynamic conditioning team.  These guys have what it takes to elevate any professional athletes game.  Not only have these three dudes made a Saskatchewan kid’s dreams of playing in NFL and CFL games a reality, but they are 3 of the greatest humans you will ever meet. 

If you want to take your sport (of any kind) to the next level, IGNITE ATHLETICS  will get you there, by encompassing all factors from nutrition (precise meal planning if desired), movement skills, speed/strength/power, flexibility and much more, in a very fun and positive atmosphere.  Thank you for all the continued help IGNITE ATHLETICS. #ignitefamily

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BEN COAKWELL

TEAM CANADA BOBSLED ATHLETE

I started working with IGNITE ATHLETICS in the off season of 2017 heading into the 2018 Olympic Games. I came in as a relatively polished elite athlete, however, Joel spent time with me and identified areas of weakness that I did not realize were effecting my performance. Joining the environment at IGNITE ATHLETICS and having them push me through training sessions has me truly performing better than ever. I also noticed the work IGNITE ATHLETICS does with their younger groups. The training they get is something that would have been enormously beneficial to me at that age. The other side effect, for any parents reading this and considering signing their kids up, is the social interaction and confidence that working hard with your teammates/friends/opponents can give a young athlete. It's extremely exciting for me to know Saskatoon and the province of Saskatchewan has Joel and IGNITE ATHLETICS pushing athletes to the next level.  #ignitefamily

EVAN JOHNSON

OTTAWA REDBLACK #64

U OF S HUSKIES FOOTBALL PLAYER

CFL 2017 1ST ROUND PICK 

The guys at IGNITE ATHLETICS are awesome! I'm a member of the Huskies football team and have been working with IGNITE ATHLETICS for the last 6 months. Throughout this period my strength and performance have improved tremendously. Joel worked with myself and my teammates to prepare for the CFL combine in March of this year. With the guidance from IIGNITE ATHLETICS, I saw all my combine tests improve and was able to finish first in most of the events.  Later, in May, all of the Huskies working with IGNITE ATHLETICS were drafted to CFL teams. I'd recommend IGNITE ATHLETICS to any elite athlete training to excel in their sport. The knowledge and support is the best I've seen. Thanks IGNITE ATHLETICS. #ignitefamily

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KYLA SHAND

U OF S BASKETBALL PLAYER

TEAM CANADA U 19 PLAYER

Four years ago, when I first started working out at IGNITE ATHLETICS, I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going. The excellent staff not only gave me a lifting program but also explained to me how each of the exercises I was doing would benefit me in my sport and the results certainly showed on the court. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, not just when it comes to lifting, but in all aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. They are always willing to answer any questions you may have in regards to nutrition, lifting or whatever else they can help with. The atmosphere at IGNITE ATHLETICS is extremely friendly. They have coined the term #ignitefamily and that truly is what you experience when training there. I have felt nothing but support and encouragement from the staff, as well as the others who train at IGNITE ATHLETICS, while training there. It is amazing to be able to work with other elite athletes and trainers who share the same passion and fire that I have in representing our country on the international level. My experiences at IGNITE ATHLETICS have been nothing but positive. They'll do their best to help you reach your goal whether you're training for a particular sport or looking to live a healthy lifestyle. #ignitefamily

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BRETT BOYKO

LA CHARGERS OLINE

UNLV FOOTBALL ALUMNI

I've been training with IGNITE ATHLETICS for over a year now and I've never felt better physically then I do right now. Their knowledge of the human body and their ability to spot out and focus on deficiencies is second to none. It is an incredibly positive and energetic training environment and Joel and Jordan genuinely care about each and every person they train. They are a major key in the success I've had as an athlete and they continue to push me to be great daily. #ignitefamily

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PATRICK NEUFELD

WINNIPEG BLUEBOMBER

U OF S HUSKIE FOOTBALL ALUMNI 

7 YEAR CFL VETERAN

When it comes to athletic training, nutrition and programming there has been one place that I have trusted for the last 3 years and it’s been IGNITE ATHLETICS. As a professional athlete, you’re always trying to find that edge needed to make you successful- IGNITE ATHLETICS offers that and more. Catering to specifics, attention to critical details and a progressive and functional approach keep me coming back to get me prepared for my upcoming football season. I know when I walk into IGNITE ATHLETICS gym that I am in an atmosphere where the energy is high and their passion for making you a better you is obvious. IGNITE ATHLETICS is a gym committed to finding ways to keep what they do fresh, stimulating, challenging and engaging all in one. To me it is a simple choice where I go and trust for all my health and fitness needs, thanks IGNITE ATHLETICS. #ignitefamily

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CLAUDIA ERIKSON

U OF S HUSKIES WOMEN’S SOCCER PLAYER

My name is Claudia Erikson and I’m a defender on the U OF S Huskies Women’s Soccer Team. Like many, I started my soccer career as a Timbit when I was 3 years old. In early 2017, after a couple years of significant pain and discomfort, I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my pelvis, along with bursitis and tendinosis in both my hips. For 12 months following the diagnosis, I was only able to participate in low intensity activity. I was frustrated and disappointed. I thought it was the end of my athletic career. It was then when I decided to send an e-mail to IGNITE ATHLETICS hoping they would be able to meet with me and build a program suited to rehabilitate my injury and get me back to the game of soccer. Luckily, this e-mail connected me with Donovan Dale. I can honestly say sending that e-mail was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The team at IGNITE ATHLETICS has taught me so many things, not only workout related, but about myself as well. Donovan and the team motivated me, believed in me, and supported me through the highs and lows of my rehab and continue to do so today. Truly, I can’t thank IGNITE ATHLETICS enough for all of the support they have provided me with. #ignitefamily